Street Fight Daily: Comcast Expands Everyblock, Bing Books With TripAdvisor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Comcast Expands Reach Of Hyperlocal Info Service (Multichannel)… Bing Rolls Out International Hotel Booking Feature & Updates Mobile Search Results (Search Engine Land)… Patent Fulfilled: Apple’s new iOS 8 Location-Based Passbook (Patently Apple)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Wars Thin Out, Jack Dorsey Denies Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyWhy A Taxi App With $100 Million In Funding Failed In The U.S. (Fortune)… Jack Dorsey On The Report That Square Is In Talks To Sell To PayPal — ‘FALSE’ (Business Insider)… Amazon and Rise of Mobile Challenge Google’s Search Position, Says Chairman (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Eyes Mobile Payments, Microsoft Supports Passbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Moves Deeper Into Mobile Payments (Financial Times)… Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 Update Supports Apple Passbook Passes (TechCrunch)… A Silicon Valley Disater: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up (Business Insider) …

Street Fight Daily: Zagat’s Workplace ‘Nightmare,’ Square Launches Marketplace

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyHow Zagat’s Workplace Turned Into A ‘Nightmare’ (Business Insider)… New Square Service Targets Local Merchants’ Market (USA Today)… Microsoft Partners With Deem To Expand Its Ad Inventory With More Local Offers And Deals(TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Verifone CEO Out, Passbook Still Disappoints

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.VeriFone’s Bergeron Out After Outlook Misses Estimates  (BloombergBusinessweek)… iPhone Passbook: Six Months On and It Still Disappoints (ZDNet)… Google Concedes That Drive-by Prying Violated Privacy (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL COO May Exit, Airbnb Expands Hyperlocal Contnent

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.COO Artie Minson Could Exit Aol, Patch Issues To Blame? (TechCrunch)… Airbnb’s Neighborhoods Program Expands With the Addition 93 Local Guides in 4 New Cities worldwide (The Next Web)… Foursquare CEO Looks Beyond Mobile Handsets: Anywhere There’s A Screen, We Want To Be On It (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s ‘Passbook’ App, PayPal Co-Founder’s Payments Play

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Samsung Takes a Page from Apple’s Passbook With New Wallet App (Verge)… PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Payments Startup, Affirm (AllThingsD)… Apple Patents Situational Awareness And Location Information Sharing For Mobile Devices (TechCrunch)…

Mobile Coupons Gain Traction, But QR Codes Are Fading

The future of mobile coupons is nearly here and it looks bright, according to a recent study conducted by RadiumOne, which found that nearly half of women ages 35 to 54 would like to receive mobile coupons via SMS. Meanwhile, other methods of coupon delivery are rising in popularity as well…

Street Fight Daily: Bloomspot Bought, Passbook a Hit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.J.P. Morgan Buys Daily Deals Company Bloomspot (The Wall Street Journal)… Apple’s Passbook Is a Surprise Success for Developers (Wired)… Mobile, Location, Data (Nieman Journalism Lab)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Responds, Apple Exposes Passbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Responds To Facebook Nearby By Tapping Facebook’s Friend Graph (Search Engine Land)… Apple files for Patent Passbook’s Digital Coupon Feature, Hints at NFC (The New York Times)… How Google Maps May Have Actually Helped Apple (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Gets a Pass, Yelp Reviewer Sued

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square Slides Into Apple’s Passbook With Digital Gift Cards (AllThingsD)… Yelp Reviewer Gets SLAPPed With 750K Lawsuit And Order To Alter Comments (TechCrunch)… Location-Based Search Revenue Will Reach $6B by 2017 (Mobile Marketer)…

How SMBs Can Take Advantage of Apple’s Passbook

Apple’s most recent app innovation, Passbook, allows users to aggregate coupons, gift card information, special offers and purchased deals in one convenient location. The app’s promise to drive retail business is so strong that more than 40 major brands and retailers including Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, LivingSocial, Fandango, and Starbucks have either launched or integrated their app with Passbook. But how can local businesses use this new marketing tool?

Mobile-Local Shopping Comes Into Focus

Customers are getting poached right under retailers’ noses by Amazon and the rest of the showrooming brigade. So what are retailers doing to combat these challenges as we enter the biggest shopping season in the biggest year of local retail transformation since the invention of the department store? The results so far are mixed…

Street Fight Daily: Fab Channels LivingSocial, Black Friday’s Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Fab’s Newest Distribution Channel: LivingSocial (The Wall Street Journal)… The Shrewd Shopper Carries a Smartphone (The New York Times)… Why Passbook Could Join Ping in the Apple Graveyard (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Square To Partner With NYC Cabs, Freespee Raises $3.3 M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square Likely To Announce Cabs Partnership With New York City (Forbes)… Freespee Raises Further €3.3 Million For Its Mobile Click-To-Call Advertising And Analytics Service (TechCrunch)… Relocation, Relocation, Relocation – A “New” Local Ranking Tactic? (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Seattle PD Tap Hyperlocal Tweets, Armstrong Talks Patch

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Hey, @SeattlePD: What’s the Latest? (New York Times)… AOL’s Tim Armstrong Talks Ads, Patch, and HuffPost Live (AdWeek)… The Future of Mobile News (Project for Excellence in Journalism)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Apologizes, Foursquare Partners with Open Table

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Apple Apologizes for Misstep on Maps (New York Times)… Foursquare Keeps Moving into Local Search with Open Table Reservations (GigaOm)… Nokia Seals Mapping Deal With Oracle (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Pew Studies Local News, LevelUp White Labeled

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology. New Pew study: Where You Live Helps Shape Your News Diet (Nieman Journalism Lab)… LevelUp Arms Merchants With White Label Payment Apps (GigaOm)… Local Corp., a Web 1.0 Company, Thrusts Itself into Mobile Era with New iOS and Android Apps (Pando Daily)…

iOS6: Can Google Beat Apple in its Own Backyard?

Mapping is a game ultimately won on function rather than form. This requires lots of listings data and search algorithms; in other words, things that are non-core to Apple. Relative to Google’s tenure in this area, Apple is only starting to stitch together local vertical content partners like Yelp and TomTom. And it’s already starting to show…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Twitter, Passbook

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan look at Twitter’s new location targeting, Apple’s Passbook and Swarm’s in-store analytics. Plus funding news, the resource of the week and Asif sits down with Roximity’s Danny Newman.